Wild, dangerous, miraculous: Former special forces soldier turned reality TV star Ollie Ollerton shares incredible journey of personal transformation on this week’s episode of the Thought Room with Hallie Rose.

Ollie has an illustrious military career: joining the Royal Marines at 18 and later the Special Forces at age 24. He led a security team protecting ABC journalists in the wake of the Iraq war (wait until you hear his ambush story!), and spent time in Thailand spearheading a project rescuing children from slavery & sex trafficking. 

Ollie is one of the star hosts on the TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins and has written two books: Break Point and Battle Ready (coming April 2020). 

This episode was recorded at Soltara Healing Center as part of the #SoltaraSeries. For more information about Ayahuasca retreats at Soltara, visit

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Topics Explored: 

> 3:00 Ollie opens telling his story of being attacked by a chimpanzee at 10 years old and the impact that had on his life 

> 13:15 Ollie talks about joining, first, the Royal Marines at 18 years old and later the Special Forces at 24, before working as a private contractor in Iraq 

> 17:30 Highlighting the power of positive intent and visualization with Ollie’s survival story while on a security detail in Iraq

> 33:00 Battles with alcohol, Valium, and steroid use

> 35:00 The learning experience gained from joining an organization called The Grey Man, helping free children from child slavery and prostitution

> 39:40 Ollie talks about the foundation of his company Breakpoint and his reality TV show career

> 47:40 Heroic Hearts Project, Ayahuasca and healing for military veterans

> 56:00 The gift of the chimp keeps on giving

> 1:01:00 Revisiting the chimp attack from a new perspective with the help of ayahuasca, applying this new perspective to Ollie’s life and his relationship with his fiance 

> 1:14:00 The stories we tell, writing ourselves as the hero or the victim, choosing your own adventure

> 1:16:45 Mental health vs. Mental wealth, Psycho-Cybernetics, fear and how the subconscious mind works 

> 1:20:30 The story behind the name The Thought Room

> 1:24:30 Manifesting, detaching from the “how”, the power of positive intention and visualization – too simple to be true 

> 1:30:00 Analyzing coincidences for a deeper magic and meaning and how powerful we really are


(Book) Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Ollie’s Book: Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host’s Incredible True Story

Or click here for the audiobook version

Pre-order Ollie’s new book coming out April 2020: Battle Ready: How to Take Control and Transform Your Life 

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Special thanks to Emmy-Award winning composer Kodomo (Chris Child) for allowing us to use his brilliant track Concept 1 as our theme song.

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